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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 9 Mar 2021


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Email: RACGP Rural
Call: 1800 636 764



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Women in rural health

On-demand recorded 9 Mar 2021

Catch up on our Women in rural general practice meet-up. Hear about the benefits and challenges experienced by female rural GPs, including work and social issues. Join RACGP Rural’s monthly online meet-ups to connect with rural and remote colleagues and share experiences.

This session shares real rural GP stories from women working in rural practice and encourages discussion.


Dr Renee Strazzari

Dr Renee Strazzari is trained as a GP but is currently working as the Director of the Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub in Coffs Harbour, NSW. She is involved in a range of initiatives to increase student engagement in general practice. In particular around increased engagement from the early career stages with a focus on making the GP term more interesting and diverse, and accentuating the breadth of what general practice has to offer.


Dr Samantha Wyton
New Fellow, RACGP Council Tasmania

Samantha is the New Fellow representative for RACGP Council in Tasmania, and is the Tasmania representative on the RACGP National Faculty for GPs in Training. She lives in Hobart, and most recently has been working in Cygnet, a town of approximately 1500 in the beautiful Huon Valley. Sam is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania and co-ordinates rural medicine coursework in conjunction with the Rural Clinical School. She is passionate about rural general practice and supporting medical students and doctors to gain experience in rural areas. Clinically, Sam has special interests in perinatal and child health and palliative care.

Dr Melanie Matthews
New Fellow, RACGP Rural Council

Melanie is the New Fellow representative for the RACGP Rural Council. She currently lives and works in West Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory Maningrida for Mala’la Aboriginal Health Board, a community controlled Aboriginal Medical Service. Maningrida is the largest remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory with a population of approximately 3,500, and they do not have a hospital – they manage everything that walks in the door! Melanie loves the lifestyle and warm weather of the Top End.


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